You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall starts, you’ll notice the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more issues for you than just discomfort. It could negatively affect your indoor air quality.
Perfecting the humidity inside your home is a balancing act. You don’t want it to be very humid, but you can also have problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your maximum comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
During the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less often. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather really happens to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also take a toll on your health. Without a little moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will improve your chances of getting sick.
Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded as well. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack.
You can depend on Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. to save the day. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 918-682-8238 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.